CFP: 17th AATT Graduate Student Pre-Conference


The American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) is pleased to announce the seventeenth annual “Graduate Student Pre-Conference”. This Pre-Conference was established to mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of AATT. The Pre-Conference is co-sponsored by the institutional members of AATT and AATT.

The 17th annual Pre-Conference will take place ONLINE on December 1, 2022, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, taking place in Denver, CO December 1-4, 2022. AATT Pre-Conference participants are strongly encouraged to attend the MESA conference.

The Pre-Conference is designed to encourage research making significant use of sources in Turkish or other Turkic languages by graduate students in any field enrolled in academic institutions in North America. It aims to promote contact between students at various institutions and allow for feedback from faculty discussants participating in the Pre-Conference. Another goal is to help students progress towards more formal presentations at national conferences such as those of MESA, CESS, and organizations devoted to specific disciplines.

Students should submit a 250-word proposal for a paper together with the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Current institutional affiliation (department/university)
  3. Adviser's name
  4. Educational background (undergraduate and graduate degree programs)
  5. Current status (taking courses, preparing for exams, researching dissertation, writing dissertation, defended/deposited dissertation)
  6. Title of dissertation (if applicable)
  7. Contact information (email, telephone number, preferred mailing address)

The deadline for submission of proposals is September 10, 2022.

Graduate students already presenting a paper at MESA are not eligible to participate concurrently in the Graduate Student Pre-Conference.
Proposals should be submitted by email to: Erika H. Gilson [] and Hakan Karateke []
Applicants will be informed of the selection committee's decision by October 1, 2022.


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